Since 2014 we have been working with Centraal Orgaan opvang Asielzoekers, COA, on different assignments for refugee housing. We find it a very rewarding job to work on projects to enhance the living circumstances of people in hardship. The general brief for refugee housing is relatively new. In The Netherlands (permanent) refugee centers only exist
In 2001 we got our very first commission as Sputnik office. Two pensionados were planning to move from the Randstad to the countryside and had specific ideas about their new home. One of which was that the mother of the lady of the house would move in and have her own quarter inside the house.
Each time when a project is finished, we try to send a professional photographer to make beautiful pictures of the built result of our efforts. Ruben Dario Kleimeer has been one of our favorites for years now. Great architecture photography goes far beyond getting the horizon horizontal and the colors right. When we commission a
In the period from 2009 until 2011 we have been commissioned by the Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council to produce three successive master plans for the restructuring and expansion of desert towns. Together with Juurlink and Geluk landscape architects, we founded CULD Complex Urban Landscape Design for these kind of large scale planning commissions. Many
This truly was an exceptional treat! Cheng-Yu Chiang, who worked at Sputnik on the competition for Sun Moon Lake in Taiwan, invited Henk to NCKU architecture school in Tainan in 2009. As part of the exchange program between architecture schools in Hong Kong, Bangkok and Tainan, Henk was invited to oversee a 3-day workshop and